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Computer Hardware and Software

Definition of Computer hardware This refers to the physical units or components which make up the computer configuration. The term hardware refers to the tangible parts of a computer that can be seen and touched. Examples of hardware components Monitor Motherboard CPU( Central Processing Unit) RAM( Random Access Memory) Expansion Cards Power Supply Optical Disk Drive Hard Disk Drive Keyboard Mouse.  E.t.c The Computer Hardware is divided into two: Ø  System Unit Ø  Peripheral SYSTEM UNIT The system unit contains the most vital parts of the computer. The central process unit that does the greatest part of the processing is in the system unit. The system unit includes the motherboard that holds a microprocessor chip or a CPU, memory chips and expansion slots and cards, buses and ports. Peripheral These are devices that are attached to a computer to make it useable. They perform a specific task or operation. E.g… Read More »Computer Hardware and Software

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OVERVIEW OF COMPUTER HARDWARE

Computer Hardware This is the collection of physical elements that constitutes a computer system. Computer hardware refers to the physical parts or components of a computer such the monitor, mouse, keyboard, computer data storage, hard drive disk (HDD), system unit (graphic cards, sound cards, memory, motherboard and chips), etc. all of which are physical objects that can be touched. In contrast, software is instructions that can be stored and run by hardware. Input and Output Devices An input device is any computer hardware equipment used to send data into the storage of the computer for processing examples are keyboard, Card reader, Mouse,. Scanner, Microphone, Joystick etc Computer output device is a device that releases the processed data from the computer to either the user or any storage devices. Examples are the Monitors, printers , speaker, projector etc. ASSESSMENT 1. Revision on examination questions. Student are allowed to give corrections to… Read More »OVERVIEW OF COMPUTER HARDWARE

Computer-Studies

OVERVIEW OF COMPUTER HARDWARE

COMPUTER HARDWARE Computer hardware efers to the physical component of the computer system. It is every physical part of the computer system that can be seen and torch e.g. Keyboard, mouse, screw, motherboard etc. The components of the computer hardware are: SYSTEM UNIT  AND PERIPHERAL DEVICES SYSTEM UNIT/DEVICE This is the part of a computer that houses the primary devices that performs operations and produce results of complex calculations. It is also known as the Main Unit which contains all the main parts of a computer. The system unit consist of the following components: Motherboard Central Processing Unit Memory Unit Power Pack GPU (Graphic Processing Unit)   PERIPHERAL DEVICE/UNIT These are hardware devices, which SUPPORT the system unit to carry out its processing activities. They are hardware that can be connected directly or indirectly to the System Unit. They are classified into 3 main units (i.e. groups), which are; Input… Read More »OVERVIEW OF COMPUTER HARDWARE

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